Hundreds of students have received their academic awards from the University of Lincoln in two graduation ceremonies at Lincoln Cathedral on Wednesday, January 20.
Around 750 undergraduates and postgraduate students from across the University’s three academic colleges put put on their caps and gowns and collect the degrees, diplomas and doctorates which represent the culmination of years of dedicated work.
Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln, said: “Celebrating the achievements of so many of our students in the unparalleled setting of Lincoln Cathedral is a wonderful way to start 2016.
“Graduation is a time to recognise the years of hard work and dedication our students have undertaken, and look forward to exciting times ahead. It is a privilege to share the occasion with the friends, family and tutors who have supported our students throughout their courses.”
Among those receiving their doctorates is Farshad Arvin, whose PhD work in Lincoln’s School of Computer Science has helped to advance the field of swarm robotics.
He said: “Before I came to Lincoln, I checked out the School of Computer Science and I found there were several interesting research topics and groups in the field of robotics.
“Apart from studying at the university, I will remember Lincoln for the historic city centre and the peace around the cathedral in the evening.
Also graduating was Adele Moss, who studied the part-time MSc Human Resource Development programme in Lincoln Business School and received the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Developmental Award for Best Student on the course.
Adele, a part-time mature student, said: “The biggest achievement was the realisation that I could still learn and further develop my skills. The lecturers and tutors were all tremendously supportive.”
Nurses who completed Lincoln’s BSc (Hons) Nursing or BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing degree, many of them already working in hospitals and other healthcare settings in the region, also received their degree certificates.